Grant Allen: Budget nights (+recipe)
Grant Allen: Budget nights (+recipe)

Affordable meals don’t have to be bland, writes Grant Allen.

Cheers: Don't price out beer
Cheers: Don't price out beer

The cost of a pint at the local tavern has become prohibitive, writes Don Kavanagh.

Pub spy: Custom St pub has the right mix
Pub spy: Custom St pub has the right mix

The Crown in Customs St used to be a slightly odd mix of micro-brewbar and fine dining spot, where starched linen sat incongruously…

Recipe: Banana bread and poached apples
Recipe: Banana bread and poached apples

• 1 400g packet of banana bread premix • 2 bananas, mashed • 100g cashew nuts, roughly chopped • 6 apples cut into quarters…

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Recipe: Chicken, pumpkin, spinach and white bean bake
Recipe: Chicken, pumpkin, spinach and white bean bake

Chicken Stock • 1 boiler fowl • 1 onion, roughly chopped • Chopped celery • Chopped carrots • A few…

Recipe: Creamy bacon and spinach penne

This is quick to make when you are busy, late home from work or the kids have sports training. Serves 8+ • 2 packets…

Recipe: Marbled chocolate pavlova

Serves 8+ • 1 packet pavlova mix $3.99 • 500ml cream $2.99 • 1 packet Nestle chocolate melts $3.99 (optional) • 200ml…

Secret to MasterChef success

On TV hit MasterChef NZ , they're cool and calm, showing a mastery in the kitchen from of a lifetime spent cooking with…

Recipe: Red braised chicken and asian slaw with a sweet and sour dressing
Recipe: Red braised chicken and asian slaw with a sweet and sour dressing

Serves 4 Master stock This is the key ingredient in Chinese red-cooking. Meats braised in master…

Royal hangover on agenda?

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge could be waking with sore heads on Monday morning after they attend an exclusive wine-tasting…

Craft soda: Top of the pops

You’ve heard of craft beer but craft soda is the drink everyone with a conscience is sipping these days, writes Rebecca…

Recipe: Chocolate hot-cross cookies

It's that magical time of year again - the days are getting cooler and we know our favourite furry-tailed visitor is just…

Race for culinary honours heats up as sisters cook their goose

Sisters Trudie and Shelley were sent off for culinary fouls in this week's MasterChef test between the five remaining sides…

Eight great Auckland dates
Eight great Auckland dates

Delaney Mes shares eight great dates you should add to your to-do list.

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Recipes

Chocolate's happy secret
Chocolate's happy secret

Money may not buy happiness or grow on trees but when…

Grant Allen: From paddock to plate (+recipes)
Recipe: Tender barbecued beef with avocado cream
Recipe: Tender barbecued beef with avocado cream

Serves 3-4 • 350g packet Silver Fern Farms Beef…

Recipe: Steak with bistro butter
Recipe: Steak with bistro butter

Serves 2 • 350g packet Silver Fern Farms Aged…

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